Rainbow Riches, the Barcrest series, has come back with another release, one that’s inspired by leprechauns once again. It’s called Home Sweet Home and it delivers a unique set of features and fun action, which should be great for anyone that loves these games already.
If you look at what you’re being offered, there are 50 bet ways in play, and they are used on 5 reels. The game allows for payouts of up to 1,000x to be given to players, under certain conditions. The Big Bets are important parts of the game, as are the Knock-Knock Bonus, stacked symbols, free spins and a few others.
Betting and Prizes
There are two ways to wager in Rainbow Riches: Home Sweet Home. You can use a regular bet to cover the game’s 50 bet ways, or you can rely on Big Bets. The Big Bets have three possible values, of $20, $30 or $50, and they trigger 5 spins with special features active for them.
The ultimate prizes to consider in this game are the ones coming via symbols. They pay as much as 1,000x, particularly if you get them while you’re in Big Bet mode.
The games which incorporate the Big Bet system will usually be most profitable when these bets are active. That’s the case here as well, so the RTP that’s announced for Big Bet rounds is at 97.75%, while regular spins pay only 94%. I wouldn’t recommend playing the game in regular mode, but the Big Bet version might be worth it.
Home Sweet Home Slot Features
The bonus features are among the series’ best pros, and the Big Bet option is typical for Barcrest, so in the end this feels like a fairly typical game for this developer.
First, the Big Bet Spins. These are options which allow you to spend $20, $30 or $50. You get 5 spins in exchange, with different extra features active. The payouts are improved during these rounds, paying even as much as 4x more than in the base game rounds. You also get nudges for the leprechaun icons, so they can be made to cover the full reel, even if they’re only partially visible at first.
Moving on to the other major features of the game, it’s mainly the Knock-Knock Bonus that should get your attention. The activation of this feature is possible via a stacked leprechaun which is fully visible on reel 1. A door will open, to reveal symbols at random. If those symbols are present on the reels, they will be transformed into wilds. Find a fairy behind a door, and two full reels out of five will be turned into wilds.
As most games, Home Sweet Home can also give you access to free spins. These are going to require leprechaun icons fully covering three reels (1, 3, 5). In exchange, 8 free spins are triggered.
Theme & Design
It’s a game with an Irish theme, same as in every other Rainbow Riches slot machine. The Home Sweet Home version will offer symbols with the leprechaun, with the game logo, toadstools, stone cross, violin, horseshoes, harps and four Royals. The graphics are nothing special, but I doubt you’re expect some huge production from Barcrest anyway. It’s just not their style.
As it seems to be the case with most games from Barcrest, the only way to play Home Sweet Home is through Big Bet Spins, or the RTP that you’re offered is just not high enough.